One of the most effective ways to restrict the access to your Internet site is to block the IP addresses of individuals which mustn't be able to open it. There are numerous good reasons to do this. For example, you may want a certain person not to be able to see your Internet site, or you may restrict the access for a whole nation. You can also block IP addresses if you notice that there are too many web browser requests from them, if a lot of spam comments are left within your Internet sites or if a script login page has been loaded many times. In all of these cases, the traffic is most likely fake and has been created by an automatic bot, so you could safely block any shady IP address, so as to be on the safe side. In this way, you shall also stay away from the chance of your server getting overloaded by way too many fake requests.

IP Blocking in Shared Website Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared website hosting plan from our company, you will be able to see detailed traffic stats for all of your sites and if you notice that a large amount of the visits to each of them aren't real, you may block the IP addresses that have generated the most traffic through our IP Blocking tool. The interface is very simple - select the needed domain or subdomain from a drop-down list, then input the IP address you want to block and save the change. All the addresses that you've blacklisted will appear in the exact same section of the CP, so that you can always remove any of them and enable it to access your Internet site again. You can block entire IP ranges via the tool as well - you just need to leave one or two octets from the address blank. As an example, entering 1.2.3. will block all 254 IPs from 1.2.3.1 to 1.2.3.255.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our semi-dedicated server accounts come with a quite simple-to-use IP blocking tool, that will permit you to prohibit individual IPs or even whole networks from accessing your websites with onlya couple of mouse clicks and you shall not have any troubles to accomplish that even if that is your first web hosting account. When you go to the IP Blocking section of the Hepsia CP, you will simply have to pick the domain or subdomain you need from a drop-down list, then enter the IP address inside a box which you'll see there and you will be ready. To prohibit the access for a whole network, you'll have to leave one or more octets blank. For example, if you enter 123.123. and don't type in anything inside the third and fourth positions, our server will deny requests from all IP addresses between 123.123.1.1 and 123.123.255.255.